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Event Series Event Series: Art Journaling – Drawing from Life

Art Journaling – Drawing from Life

May 25, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

Keeping an Art or Visual Journal is a wonderful way to support your art practice or simply settle a busy mind and relieve stress.

All you need to begin is paper and a pen/pencil.

We will meet weekly to learn about and develop ways in which we can inhabit our journals, making them places of refuge, play, and discovery.

Seed ideas and prompts will be given each week, which we will ponder, expand on, and experiment with.

Whether we’re sketching, writing, doodling, or collaging…. you will find that you’re expressing yourself in your own way and finding those things that resonate with you.

And… doing this in community can be super inspiring and supportive.

Dates & Topics

May 11: Pen & Ink / Lettering

May 18: Music & Art

May 25: Drawing & Perspective

June 1: Playful Prompts

June 8: Collage & Stenciling & Weaving Paper

June 15: Color Meditations / Patterns

June 22: Conversations with My Self / Raising Vibrations


Registration is required through Eventbrite.

Please register for each date that you plan to attend.

If you are coming to the Library, in person, please contact Gianna and let her know to reserve a space for you.

Contact Gianna at gbird@minlib.net if you have any questions.



If you’re joining us at the Library, we’ve got any supplies that you’ll need.

If you’re joining us on Zoom, below is the Supply List.


Supply List:

Really, all you need is some paper and a pen or pencil!

As you venture further into your practice you might want to have….

  • notebook/sketchbook/binder for loose pages
  • a variety of pens & markers
  • Watercolors (pans, pencils, or crayons) / Acrylic paints
  • paint brush/water brush
  • container for water & paper towels
  • tape or glue sticks
  • washi tape
  • wax paper
  • scissors
  • An expired Gift Card or Credit Card

collage materials (magazines, photos…) Royalty Free images can be found online and printed (from Pixabay, Unsplash, Pexels….) (also, Smithsonian Image Gallery https://library.si.edu/image-gallery , and Cornell University’s Macaulay Library for wildlife images https://www.macaulaylibrary.org/ )


May 25, 2022
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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